Munich: The jpoc city guide

Along with Frankfurt, Munich is the main German destination for English speaking IT contractors. Frankfurt is Germany's finacial centre and of course, the work there is mostly in the finance and banking sectors. Munich is ranked with Sophia Antipolis and Cambridge as one of Europe's top locations for high tech industries. There are, as a result, many opportunities for contractors with skills in real time, embedded or technical areas.

The city itself is large, prosperous and packed full of interesting things to do and see ranging from wonderful museums to the ski slopes on the Alps which are visible from the city on clear days.

The city is home, on a temporary or permanent basis to a large ex-pat community. In short it is a very cosmopolitan city and an excellent place in which to get a feel for life outside your home country.

You will note that this section of the site is a long way from being a comprehensive guide. Although I've spent quite a lot of time in Munich in the past, I've only recently moved back and so I've not been writing about Munich before. Check back for lots more information about the city.


Practicalities
Munich Airport Transfers How to get to town when you arrive for the first time at Munich airport
Especially for English speakers
English reading material in Munich Where to buy English books, newspapers and magazines in Munich
English reading material in Munich's main station Where to buy English books, newspapers and magazines in Munich Hauptbahnhof
Restaurants: Eat, Drink and be Merry!
Shops
World of Music The Pol Pot approach to customer service
Blue Stilton Where to buy the king of cheeses in Munich
The Munich Public Transport System
Ticket Validation Do this before you get on the train!
Tickets Please! You will eventually meet a ticket inspector
Ticket Types The different types of ticket available
The Isar Card 9 Uhr Almost unlimited travel for a month within Munich
Escalators Yes, it's the escalator jungle
Other Random Stuff
The Name Munich A few words on what the city is called
Links
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